On the Table: Layer Cake T

It’s Leap Day! That rare extra day we get every 4 years – I figure that it’s fate’s way of telling me that I should spend it sewing…. just for me! Today I decided that I am starting Hot Pattern’s Layer Cake T – I like the whole idea of this layered top, especially the faux tank under it all. The one problem I have with this look is trying to mix and match fabrics. While I love the crazy combinations that a lot of people are able to come up with, I’m not great coming up with them myself. I did manage to sift through my fabric stash and came up with 3 different fabrics that I think work together well, although it is probably a bit on the conservative side as far as mixing prints goes. My only concern is that while the gray and white fabrics have a lot of drape (and should work well for this pattern), the stripe is a lot beefier and I’m unsure how that’s going to work for the ruffle.

Pattern: HotPattern’s Athleisure Layer Cake T
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Fabric:
Gray floral jersey from Needle Nook Fabrics
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Cream jersey from Joann‘s (remnant from the Rainier in Plaid project)
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Small cream stripe jersey from Girl Charlie‘s knitfix (remnant from this dolman stripe top project)
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Total Cost:

Pattern….. $12.75
Fabric……. $5.06 (+stash)
Notions…. stash

Total $17.81

One thought on “On the Table: Layer Cake T

  1. LK

    I’m not great at mixing and matching either. It always seems to turn out childish and not chic. I bet the stripe will work great for the ruffle, a good strong ruffle is almost never a bad thing!

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